Make no mistake – we love Jamie Carragher. The Reds legend was a bit off-message today, however, when he called the Portuguese manager’s arrival “worrying” in an article in the Daily Mail.
“Mourinho arrives at Old Trafford with a point to prove and, as a Liverpool supporter, it worries me!” he said.
“It should also worry the rest of the Premier League — he is coming back to win.”
Not cool, Carra.
This is a man who, frankly, has done little to justify his worldwide reputation in the last few years. In fact, since 2010 he has only won two trophies – the League Cup and league title, both with Chelsea in 2015. We’d take the “Normal One” any day.
He did, however, make a good point about the generally quality in dugouts across the league next season:
“Spain might have the best players and by Saturday night they will have won both European club competitions after the all-Spanish Champions League final — but the invasion of the great managers will electrify the Premier League and confirm it as the place to be.
“The Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (22 trophies) battling it out with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (21 trophies). Then there’s Chelsea’s Antonio Conte (three Serie A titles) slugging it out with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (a dual Bundesliga winner and Champions League finalist) and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger (17 trophies).
“It means no other competition can rival England’s big league for expertise and swagger.”